Former Union Minister passes away

Former Union Minister and noted businessman Kamal Morarka passed away on Friday after a brief illness.

He was 74. Former Rajasthan Minister Rajkumar Sharma, who is a legislator from Nawalgarh in that state, tweeted the news of Morarka’s demise.

Morarka was a Union Minister in the Chandra Shekhar government in 1990-91 and a Rajya Sabha member from Rajasthan from Janata Dal (Secular) during 1988-94.

“Shocked with the demise of former Union minister and famous industrialist of Nawalgarh, Kamal Morarka ji. This is an irreparable loss to all of us. Praying to the Lord to give the bereaved family the power to bear this sorrow,” Sharma tweeted.

Born in a traditional Marwari family on June 18, 1946, Morarka was also a noted industrialist and was the chairman of Morarka Organic.

He headed the Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) since 2012.

Morarka had a keen interest in sports and served as vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and vice-president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association.